Limited clear vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. When the World Comes Down is the third studio album by The All-American Rejects, released in December 2008. Produced by Eric Valentine, the album was recorded in 2008 at Barefoot Studions in Los Angeles, California. The All-American Rejects began writing material for the album in late December 2006 after wrapping up their Tournado tour, and continued through into the new year. But due to further touring and promotion for their second album Move Along, the band did not enter the studio until nearly a year later. This was also the first time lyricists Nick Wheeler and Tyson Ritter tried new methods of writing by "escaping" to various regional areas in North America to conceive new lyrics so that the songs could sound "honest".